In college, DH and I were introduced to a Vietnamese style avocado smoothie Sinh to Bo. The idea of sweet and avocado was a foreign concept to me at the time but we both really enjoyed it. It tastes quite similar to avocado ice cream and it’s easy to make on your own.

Since then, I make the drink for him often. Unfortunately, our blender at home isn’t very powerful and doesn’t ever crush the ice properly. After much campaigning, I finally convinced DH that we should invest in a Blendtec since we didn’t get it as a gift for our wedding. I’ve promised to make him lots of smoothies. He loves getting fruit smoothies from Jamba Juice and Robek’s and I pointed out that with this, I can make it for him at home. I was going to take some pictures of my beloved new Blentec for this post, but forgot to do so.

Sometimes restaurants sit on my to-do list for months or even years. But if a sushi place hits my radar, DH wants to visit immediately.

I read about Sushi Tadokoro from mmm-yoso, and a week later, we were there. While there, we ran into Dennis of A Radiused Corner!

We arrived much later than I had originally wanted to, and because we were coming in so late, I thought there would be room at the bar. Unfortunately there wasn’t. Since we really wanted the sushi bar experience, we opted to wait. About 30 minutes later, we were seated.

Unfortunately, since we had come in so late, they were out of almost everything. I only wish they updated their board to let us know what they were out of. Most of the night was us ordering something, then being told a few minutes later by the head chef that they were out of that ingredient. The head chef was really apologetic though, apologizing to us several times.

We did manage to get a couple of things that night:


Boiled octopus. They were out of the fresh one so we settled for boiled. We had a really good boiled version at Sushi Bar Kazumi, this one was just alright.



This was a pretty good piece of fish, one of our favorites of the night.

Peanut Butter Cups

I previously made homemade mini peanut butter cups, but I filled them with regular peanut butter, which while delicious, isn’t exactly like the Reese’s peanut butter cups of my childhood.

Recently I came across a recipe for Reese’s peanut butter bars on My Baker Lady.

Rather than make bars, I decided to make mini cups again. A little more time consuming, but super cute.

The paste looked like the Reese’s one, though it didn’t taste the same. It was similar but not exact. We had such a heat wave when I tried to unwrap these and photograph them. They were melting like crazy! On a normal day though, these stay pretty sturdy, though it’s best to keep them in the fridge until they are ready to be eaten.